The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that the club has signed two of their 2013 draft picks, as well as 13 undrafted college free agents.
The Chiefs have inked seventh-round pick, DE Mike Catapano and sixth-round selection, C Eric Kush. That is two of the Chiefs’ eight draftees already inked to deals. The other picks should follow shortly, as the new rookie wage scale makes signing players, even first-round picks, easier than ever before.
From the Chiefs’ press release:
Kush (6-4, 313) was selected as Kansas City’s first of two sixth-round picks (170th Overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. Kush played collegiately at California University of Pennsylvania where he appeared in 49 games (31 starts) on the offensive line for the Vulcans. A three year starter, he primarily served as the school’s center. Kush became the highest ever player to be drafted from California (Pa.). Kush prepped at Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville, Pa.
Catapano (6-4, 270) was selected as the Chiefs seventh-round pick (207th overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was a three-time All-Ivy League defensive end at Princeton where he recorded 145 tackles (60 solo), 29 tackles for loss, 19.0 sacks (-129.0 yards), four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 13 pass breakups. The Bayville, N.Y., native prepped at Chaminade High School.
The following college free agents have officially signed with the club: Tyler Bray, Darin Drakeford, Otha Foster, Frankie Hammond, Demetrius Harris, A.J. Hawkins, Colin Kelly, Rob Lohr, Brad Madison, Josh Martin, Brad McDougald, Rico Richardson and Ridge Wilson.